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How Sleep Can Help You Function Better At Work

Posted on the 25 June 2015 by Ncrimaldi @MsCareerGirl

How Sleep Can Help You Function Better At Work

Sleep has a large amount of benefits for the human body, and it can also help you work better. True story. Not getting enough sleep each night can really throw your whole system out of whack.

Lots of people have sleep issues. The American Psychological Association shares that over 40 million Americans suffered sleep disorders only about a decade ago. It's like that with more screens and more work to do on a daily basis more people are suffering from sleep deprivation.

If you're wondering why sleep is so very important, to your life and your work life, keep reading.

Sleep Improves Brain Function

Among some of the many wonderful things that sleep can do for your body, it can help your mind. When you sleep your body takes that time off to heal, which is why people that don't get enough sleep often suffer from more illnesses.

Sleep can improve your learning and concentration, which is why it's such an important thing for a successful career. You want to be able to learn quickly, pay attention in meetings, and pay attention when you are at work.

This is why people that drive for a living or run machinery for a living must always try hard to get sleep. If they don't they risk their own lives or the lives of other. But how much sleep should you get? Some doctor recommend eight hours a night for adults.

Sleep Improves Your Physical Health

Not only does sleep help you think more clearly and learn better, it also does a ton of good things for your whole body. If you are healthier then you spend less time missing work and can get more work done when you are there.

So, a good night's sleep means a healthy heart, on top of less chances of obesity, high blood pressure, and even less chances of diabetes. It's amazing all of the great things that a good night of sleep can do for the body.

Not getting enough sleep? Expect the opposite things. You may also be risking your job. You need to be alert and in charge (even when you aren't the one that is in charge).

If you aren't getting enough sleep there are some things that you can do. Start off by going to bed at the same time each night and getting up at the same time each morning. This regular schedule will help.

If you need a little extra help, this article from Freedom Healthcare suggests using melatonin to help you get to sleep at night. Melatonin can help you get a deep sleep, even when it seems like something you could never get. Plus, if you get off schedule this supplement can help get you back on track as well.

More sleep means you'll do better on the job, so make sure you get plenty!

How Sleep Can Help You Function Better At Work

Abbi Gabasa is the Managing Editor of and owner of Having the background of a Marketing and Public Relations Manager with years of professional experience in various industries has given her an insightful perspective on careers, lifestyles, relationships, and attitudes which she humorously applies in helping people through her writing. Abbi is a training life coach, and an advocate of children's charities, women empowerment, optimistic thinking, and slow Sundays. A self-confessed Jane of all trades, she hopes to help girls all over the world find their calling and pursue their passions.

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